A cold, cloudy and windy morning. The San Andreas Fault Zone and the Leona Valley to the north just under the clouds.
22 OCTOBER 2022 W6/CT-136
|Route:||Short dirt bike trail|
|Hike Distance:||.2 miles|
|Vehicle:||Passenger car* (See below)|
|Road:||Forest Service dirt|
|Cell Coverage:||good (Verizon), APRS Excellent|
There are days on summits that I just want to hang out and play radio, have a little picnic, fly Chester the Drone and just generally goof off and laze around. This day was not one of them. The weather the last week had been warm and mild but things changed this Saturday morning. There was a little drizzle as i made my way up the Leona Divide Truck Road. A passenger car could probably do it and it is the kind of road that I used to drive in my old Audi A4, but I was happy to have Whitedog, the Tacoma this time.
The parking spot is a little hard to find – especially in near-white out conditions that I was experiencing. I parked at: 34° 37.1546′ N, 118° 21.8747′ W
I didn’t stay long as I had worn shorts. Even with multiple layers on top, the cold wind chased me off the summit pretty quick.